Research Associate in Physics

King's College London

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral Research Associate role in the group of Dr. George Booth within the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group. The successful applicant will be closely involved in computational projects with the PI, developing and applying cutting edge strongly correlated electron techniques for both molecular and materials first principles modelling. A background in electronic structure theory from either a condensed matter or theoretical chemistry perspective is required, as well as strong programming skills and familiarity with high-performance computing.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD, or are awaiting its award, in a relevant area (Theoretical/Computational Physics or Chemistry), and strong expertise in the area of electronic structure theory development, implementation and publication record. The successful applicant will be expected to work within a collaborative theory group, and actively contribute to a variety of methodological developments, including research projects building on stochastic sampling, machine learning, perturbative and embedding techniques.

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 to £35,550 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 2 years (with possible extension).

This is a Full-time – 100% full time equivalent.

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.

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